Linda Q. Thede - MS Amsterdam

The trip of a lifetime. Or, how I beat the winter doldrums. First, a week at Jekyll Island where Dex and I spent many happy winters, golfing, walking, and socializing with friends. Then January 4, 2017 I embarked on the MS Amsterdam, a 778 foot long, 106 foot beam ship that draws 27 feet and that can carry 1380 passengers and 687 crew members. There are a lot of singles on this trip so we only have about 1,000 folks. I have created a page for each place on which I have included a map at the beginning, to help me to remember where I am! Scroll down for the real information. Each page also includes a link to return to the "main page" which you can use in case you want to see other pages besides the ones that I will include in the email. Have added a bit about a Sea Day - on the way from San Diego to Hawaii.


Sea Day

Overall Maps of the Four Legs (PDF File)

Ports of Call

January 7 Santa Marta Columbia

January 9 Cruising The Panama Canal January 11 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
January 12 Corinto Nicaragua January 13 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala January 16 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
January 19 San Diego, California January 25 Hilo Hawaii January 26 & 27 Honolulu, Hawaii

January 29

Crossing the International Date Line

February 2 Majuro, Marshall Islands February 7 Guam
February 8 Saipan Northern Marianas cancelled weather February 12 &13 Osaka/Kyoto Japan February 15 Kagoshima Japan
February 16 Nagasaki Japan February 18 Incheon (Seoul) South Korea February 20 Jeju (Cheju) South Korea cancelled weather
February 22 &23 Xingang (Bejing) February 26 & 27 Shangai China March 2 & 3 Hong Kong China
March 6 Nha Trang, Vietnam March 7 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam (Saigon) March 9 & 10 Singapore
March 11 Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur) Malaysia March 15 Colombo Sri Lanka March 18 and 19 Mumbai (Bombay)
March 22 Muscat Oman March 28 and 29 Aqaba Jordan (Petra) March 31 Cruising the Suez Canal
April 2 Rhodes, Greece April 3 & 4 Athens Greece April 5 Nafplion
April 6 Irakalion (Crete) April 7 Mykonos Greece April 9 Valleto Malta
April 11 Palma de Majorca Spain April 12 and 13 Barcelona Spain April 15 Cadiz Spain
April 16 Casablanca Morocco April 18 Funchal (Madeira) Portugal April 26 Fort Lauderdale THE END


Picture of MS Amsterdam